Two doors away from the renowned Puchong Yong Tau Fu at Puchong Batu 14 is another popular Yong Tau Fu restaurant, called Kedai Mee Siew and Yong Tau Fu (in Mandarin). On all the occasions that I had my dinner at Puchong Batu 14, I have always noticed a full-house crowd at Kedai Mee Siew.
That had always made me wonder what was the highly sought food. And the lack of signboard didn’t help too. Before my visit yesterday, I could only speculate that noodles was the crowd puller, which turned out to be only half correct because both noodles and Yong Tau Fu are available.
Actually our original plan was to eat at Puchong Yong Tau Fu, as it has never failed us so far. But before we reached our destination, our plan was quickly derailed. Fascinated by the number of people having their dinner at Kedai Mee Siew, we decided to give it a try instead of always eating at the same place.
The modus operandi here is simple, take a basket and pick the items you want like taufu pok, bean curd sheets, ladies’ fingers, brinjal etc. Then pass the basket to the counter where the stuffing of fish paste and deep frying will take place. Dumplings are to be ordered separately though.
For noodles there are Pan Mee, Curry Mee and Ching Thong Noodles. A particularly interesting side order is the curry chicken ala rendang style, RM3.50 a piece.
Each Yong Tau Fu item cost RM1. I think it’s pretty justified given the fresh ingredients and nice portions. Taste wise it turned out to be very good, a lot better than what I expected. The Yong Tau Fu, made using fresh ingredients and prepared fresh upon order really makes a difference – crazily crispy and goes well with the sauce given.
Even the soup is great, especially enjoyable during the hazy days like now. I only hope MSG was not the reason for the soup being awesomely tasty.. At least I didn’t experience any ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’ later despite gulping down most of the soup all by myself.
It’s a shame the dumplings (Sui Kao) @ RM1 each weren’t as good as the Yong Tau Fu. The spoiler was the mild smell of reused oil in the dumplings.
The kitchen is open and you can clearly see what’s going on with your food. I had to hide the guy’s face. If you are the person in the photo and reading this, don’t worry you don’t have a face problem nor I have anything against you.. just wanna protect your identity. I chose a smiley simply because you were indeed smiling happily at the time the photo was taken lol.
This is the full-house crowd I mentioned earlier. Seeing this alone, does anyone need any more reasons to try the Yong Tau Fu at Kedai Mee Siew? I know I don’t. In fact, I’m glad I tried it.
If I were to compare Kedai Mee Siew (also known as the smaller one) with Puchong Yong Tau Fu, I would say the former is better but you get a slightly slower service.
No address available, paiseh. Have a map instead? Wikimapia location: Yong Tau Fu @ Kedai Mee Siew